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Boston Acoustics CS 26 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Boston Acoustics CS 26 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

This $129.99 speaker couples a 1 inch Kortec soft dome tweeter with a 6.5inch graphite-injected polymer woofer. Available in black or cherry vinyl finish, the CS26 handles classical and jazz with a big soundstage, good power-handling and Read More

 
Energy CB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Energy CB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

From Energy's Connoisseur series the $250 (each) CB-10 delivers a large soundstage, excellent neutrality, and a solid lower register. Andrew Robinson felt the speaker was not as well balanced as its larger sibling the $350 CB-20. Read More

 
Energy CB-20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Energy CB-20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

A slightly larger bookshelf design than the CB-10, the CB-20 offers greater bass extension from its 6.5inch driver as well as a more neutral and balanced harmonic balance. With excellent coherency, musicality and transparency, the CB-20 is a solid winner. Read More

 
JBL ES20BK Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

JBL ES20BK Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The 10.3 lb. JBL ES20BK has a smooth modern look that also extends to its sonics. It's three-way design employs a "super-tweeter" that only begins operation at 12kHz. At only 86 dB efficient, the ES20 wants something better than a low-powered receiver to drive it. Read More

 
Klipsch RB-61 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Klipsch RB-61 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Sitting second from the top of Klipsch's RB line of bookshelf speakers, the 22 lb. RB-61 delivers 95 dB efficiency making it ideal to mate with low-powered electronics. With slightly aggressive sonic profile, the RB-61 is ideal for electronic material. Read More

 
Klipsch Synergy B-2 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Klipsch Synergy B-2 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

For $250 per pair the Klipsch Synergy B-2 includes the company's signature Tractrix horn-coupled 0.75 inch aluminum dome tweeter and a 5.25 inch injection molded graphite midrange/woofer. With explosive dynamics and a warm midrange this easy to drive speaker can rock. Read More

 
Klipsch Icon WB-14 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Klipsch Icon WB-14 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

At $599 per pair the Klipsch Icon WB-14 aims to provide a more balanced and less in-your-face overall sound. It's less directional than other horn designs and is better suited to wider variety of music than other models. It has less of a "horn sound' and more suavity as well. Read More

 
Polk LSi7 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk LSi7 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The venerable Polk LS series has been around since 2001. The two-way LSi7, which was developed with John Hopkins University, has two ports, one on the front and one on the rear, to reinforce it's lowest frequencies and increase it's power-handling capabilities. Read More

 
Polk TSi100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk TSi100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Full of Polk's proprietary technologies, including dynamic balance drivers, flared ports, and a narrow front baffle, the TSi100 delivers a stylish exterior coupled with above average performance, with crisp high frequencies and a midrange relatively free of nasal colorations. Read More

 
Polk R150 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk R150 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The black vinyl clad R150 may look like just another black box, but its 0.75 inch silk dome tweeter and 5.25 inch mineral-filled polymer composite midrange/woofer blend nicely to form a system that favors warmer recordings with less bass content. Read More